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River Bar & Lounge

European Dining at The Cloister

A little French, very fresh. All around delicious.

The ingredients, at first glance, might appear simple. Mushrooms, chicken, sweet potato, lamb. But it’s the simplicity of each on their own and the magic of bringing them together that makes dining at the River Bar so delicious. It’s fun and familiar, but always with some French flair or a Southern twist. Perfect for lunch, warm and friendly for dinner, ideal for drinks.

But we’d be lying if we told you that the atmosphere has nothing to do with the River Bar’s charm. Clinking glasses at the bar, laughs around the tables, lively conversation around the room. The warmth of the service. And how the sunlight lights up the room during the day and sunsets bring spectacular views over the river. Your table is waiting.

Dress code:

Before 5 p.m., casual or fitness attire is acceptable. Tank tops, swim attire, and gentlemen’s hats are not permitted. 


After 5 p.m., a collared shirt and closed toe shoes are required for gentlemen. Well-kept denim and Bermuda shorts are acceptable. Sweaters, including hooded ones, may be worn over a collared shirt. Resort casual attire is appropriate for women. Tank tops, sweatshirts, swim or fitness attire, and gentlemen’s hats are not permitted. 

Open Today
Lunch :
11:00 - 5:00 pm
Dinner :
5:00 - 10:00 pm
Late Night Bites :
10:00 - 11:00 pm
Bar :
11:00 - 12:00 am
  • Location
  • Cuisine
  • Price Range
  • Meals Served
    Lunch, Dinner, Late-Night Bites, Sunday Brunch
  • Reservations
    Taken Between 5-6 P.M. And 9-10 P.M., And For Sunday Brunch.

River Bar Lounge

Not ready to say goodbye to the day just yet? Delight in some good company, vintage malt whiskey, port, or cognac at the River Bar Lounge. Grand leather chairs. Wood-paneled walls. Old nautical charts and exquisite paintings. And a ceiling made of heart of cypress and pecky cypress beams more than 200 years old.

Enjoy a drink and a late bite. Order a charcuterie to share, snack on our famous truffle fries, or satisfy that late-night craving for French Beignets. Made all the more decadent by the charm and character of your surroundings.

River Bar

River Bar & Lounge

Located in The Cloister, at River Bar you’ll find something to delight your taste buds, thanks to local ingredients, flavors and dishes from around the world, prepared with a French and European twist.

River Bar

River Bar

Fun and familiar, but served with with French flair or a Southern twist. Perfect for lunch, warm and friendly for dinner, ideal for drinks. Part of everyone’s visit to The Cloister. Make your way down the riverside hall of The Cloister.

Outside shot of the main entrance of the Cloister

The Cloister at Sea Island

Comprising of rooms in the Main Building, The Cloister Wings, and Beach Club, The Cloister offers vibrant rooms and suites on the lush Georgian coast. Here you’re surrounded by activity, and close to wherever your day will take you.


Beach Club

The heart of ​​fun in the sun at The Cloister, a short walk from the Main Building. Head out of the main entrance straight ahead and follow the lush path to discover three swimming pools, a waterslide, and splash pad. Poolside dining, our Snack Shack, Wonderland sweet shop, and delicious oceanfront seafood at Southern Tide. Home of two Sea Island shops, Sea Strike & Pub bowling alley, the Nature Center, Camp Cloister, bicycle rentals, and five miles of private beach along the Atlantic Ocean.

The Lodge at Sea Island

Forbes Five-Star boutique hotel in a secluded private setting. The Lodge is welcoming, comfortable, and the hub of its own Sea Island world. With championship golf right next door. Make your way to the stunning Avenue of the Oaks, Retreat Avenue, on St Simons Island, off the roundabout at Frederica Road and Kings Way.